The Lake County Captains edged their way past the South Bend Silver Hawks due to some extra-inning hustle from Jordan Smith to secure a 4-3 win on Monday night. Right-hander Mason Radeke (5-5, 3.67) manned the mound for the Captains against South Bend lefty Keith Hessler (1-1, 2.78).
The Lake County Captains are a team full of prospective minor league ballplayers. With the exception of Francisco Lindor, none may have as much talent as Luigi Rodriguez. Rodriguez possesses that multi-tool ability that everybody covets, and while he has a long road to the majors, his plus-plus speed just may get him there early. IPI's Stephanie Metzger spent some time with Rodriguez...after the jump...
he Lake County Captains’ offense nearly fell victim to perfection as they tallied just three hits in a 6-0 loss against the West Michigan Whitecaps on Thursday. All-Star Cody Anderson (4-6, 3.29) started for the Captains against West Michigan righty Jeff Ferrell (4-4, 4.42).
The Lake County Captains strung together sixteen hits on Wednesday to post a 7-2 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps and extend a five-game winning streak. Left-hander Elvis Araujo took the mound for the Captains against West Michigan righty Marcelo Carreno. Araujo had a tough month of July as he posted a 2-3 record and 6.95 ERA, and he struggled on Wednesday as he had trouble finding the plate.
The Lake County Captains snagged their second-straight win from the Dayton Dragons with a 4-3 victory on Sunday afternoon. Left-hander Shawn Morimando (4-3, 3.51) took the wheel for the Captains as he started against Dayton righty Stalin Gerson (5-7, 4.27).
The rise to the big leagues is a tough, tumultuous trail at times, but Cleveland Indians’ relief pitcher Cody Allen was fortunate enough to fast-forward the process. Cody Allen started the 2012 season at High-A Carolina then breezed through Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus before getting his first ever big league call on July 20th. Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with the talented righty to try and bring into focus what has been a crazy, exciting year for him.
Danny Jimenez was an all-star in short season Mahoning Valley in 2011. In 2012, he started the year on the DL after breaking his finger in the first game in spring training. He's back, feeling good, and hoping to return to the form that he showcased last season.
The Lake County Captains fell to the Cedar Rapids Kernals 2-1 on Monday, despite a six-inning no-hit bid by starter Shawn Morimando. Morimando, a 5’11” lefty, took the bump for the Captains against Cedar Rapids lefty Eswarlin Jimenez, and was the hard-luck loser in Monday afternoon's ballgame.
A late-inning rally effort fell short for the Lake County Captains as they could not overcome the Cedar Rapids Kernals on Saturday night, resulting in a 4-3 loss. All-Star right-hander Cody Anderson graced the mound for the Captains against Cedar Rapids righty Dan Reynolds.
Double-A Akron left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto made a date with history on Sunday when he threw the second nine inning complete game no-hitter in franchise history. Even with the huge accomplishment, Soto is determined to use it as a building block for a strong finish and continue to develop as a pitcher. Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with the talented southpaw and talked about the no-hitter and more...
The Lake County Captains pulled off an 8-5 win over the Beloit Snappers in celebration of Captains’ starter Elvis Araujo’s 21st birthday on Sunday night. Araujo started for the Captains against Beloit lefty Ryan O’Rourke, who has struggled through the month of July.
The Lake County Captains dropped the second of a three-game series against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5-3 on Thursday morning.
Lefty Shawn Morimando (3-2, 3.90) toed the rubber for the Captains against Wisconsin righty Chad Thompson (3-2, 4.79).
Low-A Lake County left-handed pitcher Elvis Araujo jumped onto the prospect scene last season with a great year after missing the two previous seasons recovering from elbow surgery. This season has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for him, but Stephanie Metzger talked to him yesterday and he feels good and is just working to get better.
Low-A Lake County shortstop and unanimous #1 Indians prospect Francisco Lindor has had a very good first full professional season to date. He's lived up to all of the accolades bestowed upon him coming out the draft, and has impressed everyone from the fans to the Indians organization with his play this year. With two months left in the season, he wants to finish strong, continue to get better, and not let up.
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